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Caribbean Life News Update – 29 August 2016

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Persaud honors 5 at fundraisi­ng reception   BY NELSON A. KING

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud on Sunday honored five community figures at a fundraisi­ng reception at Trelawni Restauran­t on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn.

Independe­nt & Foreign Films   BY KAM WILLIAMS | MOVIES

In Search of the American Dream (PG-13 for profanity­, violence and mature themes) Survival saga about six sibling’s attempt to elude the authoriti­es in a race across Texas after their undocumen­ted parents are arrested on the spot and carted away. Co-starri­ng Baldemar Rodriguez­, Shaina Sandoval, Kayla Valadez and Jeremy Becerra. (In English and Spanish with subtitles­)

Caribbean RoundUp      Continue reading

Naomi Klein, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, Others Condemn ‘Coup’ in Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

A little too late?

Naomi Klein, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, Susan Sarandon, Arundhati Roy, and 17 other human rights activists, intellectuals, and public figures on Wednesday sent a letter to the Brazilian government condemning the impeachment of the country’s President Dilma Rousseff, and demanding that Brazil’s senate “respect the October 2014 electoral process which over 100 million people took part in.”

Source: Naomi Klein, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, Others Condemn ‘Coup’ in Brazil

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Caribbean Life News Update – 26 August 2016

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Where were you in 1991? Reporter Alexandra Simon visits the Crown Heights riots of 1991

Festival marks Crown Heights riot


Hundreds of people turned out for a controver­sial festival commemora­ting the Crown Heights riot on Aug. 21, despite some slamming as a distastef­ul way to mark such a dark period in the neighborh­ood’s history.

Almost last hurrah for SVG consul general


The Organizin­g Committee of the Brooklyn-­based Vincy Day USA last Saturday gave New York Consul General Selmon Walters his penultima­te last hurrah with a send-off plaque.   Continue reading

Guyana’s Natural Resources: Zero Tolerance for Vaitarna and Bai Shan Lin –

Guyana- loggingOpinion - commentary -analysisThe sudden decision by China to provide aid to Guyana was hardly puzzling.

We knew that another principle of distributive justice was at work; one that was not formally articulated, perhaps deliberately muted because of the disparate goals of the parties at the deal table.

The world was already watching on at the not so subtle creep of China into the Caribbean and surrounding countries that shared the same dependency on foreign aid because the choices of their post colonial leaders – selfish governance, greed, corruption – led to economic underdevelopment and stagnation that left these countries sitting on potential they were unable to develop.

India, its equally insidious partner, was hot on its heels and did not go unnoticed, either.    Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – 25 August 2016

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Brooklyn’s youth get deadly lessons about guns


He takes a stand against gun violence – by opening death’s door.

Br­ookdale Hospital launched a scare tactic program to teach Brooklyn’s youth some deadly lessons about guns. The brainchil­d of the program titled “It Starts Here,” is Khari Edwards, head of the hospital’s external affairs.

Local dancer becomes internati­onal choreogra­pher


A Brooklyn choreogra­pher is keeping dancehall alive, one move at a time.


WE MUST EMBRACE ALL OF GUYANA by Dave Martins – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

In a recent column I made a passing reference to a comment from Stabroek News writer Alan Fenty who had posed the question in his column whether “one could be Guyanese – spiritually and culturally – without being Indian, African, European or Chinese?” I answered Alan at the time saying the answer is “no, because we are made up of all these strands from other places, plus the Amerindian one, so to be truly Guyanese you have to see all those strands as part of you.” However, I felt at the time that his comment called for more elaboration, hence my effort today.

I would widen the comment above by saying that if we are truly Guyanese, and to be “one people” in fact and not in rhetoric, we should be abandoning these ethnic divisions we so rigidly practice and embracing instead the astounding variety of strong powerful expressions that make up the Guyana mosaic. We should see our diversity as values to be embraced with all the ingredients coming under one umbrella, the one called Guyana, instead of positions dividing us by origins.   Continue reading

Guyana 50-50 Banquet – Orlando. FL. – November 6, 2016

Guyana 50-50 Awards Banquet

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Verna Walcott-White- Dance is her Passion

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Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Verna Walcott-White has been involved in dance for most of her life. She is not only an accomplished artist but what is remarkable is that Verna has shared her talents and knowledge with others for many years. She runs a dance school in New York and the students there are lucky to have an accomplished teacher in their midst.

Verna’s journey has been long, exciting and rewarding. As she reflects on the road traveled she is pleased with her many achievements.

Verna was born in Charlestown in Georgetown, Guyana. She grew up in Crown Street in Queenstown, not too far away. Her mother was Miriam Agatha Patterson, a school teacher and later Principal of St. Gabriel’s School. Her dad was Joseph Arnold Emmanuel Patterson and he was proud of that name.   Continue reading

President recommends establishment of National Indigenous People’s Authority

NTC Conference commences…President recommends establishment of Nat’l Indigenous People’s Authority

NTC1-300x196 Aug 23, 2016  Kaieteur News

During the opening of the 10th Annual National Toshaos Council (NTC) conference, which kicked off yesterday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal, President David Granger recommended the establishment of a National Indigenous People’s Authority (NIPA).

Photo: President Granger greets a participant of the National Toshaos Council Conference, as its Chairman, Joel Fredericks (third from right) and Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock (left of the President) look on. (Ministry of the Presidency Photo)    Continue reading

Caribbean RoundUp – By Caribbean Life News – August 23, 2016

Caribbean RoundUp – Caribbean Life News



A 35-year-o­ld French national was fined EC$4,000 after he pleaded guilty to causing a bomb scare on a LIAT flight at the VC Bird Internati­onal Airport, Antigua recently.

Vincy PM demands apology for former Windies captain


St. Vincent and the Grenadine­s Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has called on the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and the Chairman of Selectors­, Courtney Browne, to apologize for the shabby treatment meted out to former West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy.

Jerk fest brings staycatio­n to Williamsb­urg


Wanderlus­ters rejoice — a 12-day festival has come to Williamsb­urg to bring the Caribbean to Brooklyn for weeks of music, food, and island vibes.

Roberts condems Sammy’s firing   Continue reading


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